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Xenorhipis osborni - female

Xenorhipis osborni - Female
11.6 mi W Comstock, Val Verde County, Texas, USA
Size: 5.7
Emerged 8-17.v.2002 from dead branch Acacia rigidula coll. 21.x.2001 by T.C.MacRae (det. T.C.MacRae).

Males of this group exhibit highly modified (pectinate) antennae, but the females do not. Species of Xenorhipis are distinguished from related genera by their abbreviated elytra (entire in Trichinorhipis) and their subparallel metacoxal plates (triangular in Hesperorhipis). Xenorhipis osborni is known from west Texas.

Moved from Buprestinae.